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Dec 2, 2012 03:39 AM

Good Italian-Bratwurst-Breakfast

A Scandinavian butcher I know is going to be in Las Vegas next spring. First time in US. I've been trying to get them to make good sausage of the types below but have never been able to 'describe' well enough what I'm after.

Can anyone suggest a place(s) in LV where I can send him to taste Italian Sausage (NY pepper and onion - street stand-style) and Wisconsin-style Bratwurst - and a taste of good breakfast sausage - Johnsonville type even OK. Usinger types good.

(and sausage WITHOUT all the gristly bits and pieces that too many sausage makers let go thru)

No one knows Italian or Breakfast in Scandinavia - and Bratwurst subject to a bunch of crooked German companies cutting corners and you never know what you get - healthy enough and all that but missing much spice- and texture-wise.

The visit will not accommodate any own cooking so must be available from sausage stand, breakfast place, etc.

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    1. re: jounipesonen

      All the Big Dog/Draft House places serve Johnsonville Bratwurst Dinners.

      1. re: lv1964

        Thanks - any good sources for "Italian" as per NY street 'wedgies?' -- Or Breakfast - as per patties/links - realize these should be 'everywhere' but any place with something special? --- (actually the patties on the McD sausage-McMuffin not bad at all - and when 2 for $3.78 a real bargain - sure MUCH tastier than the standard McD burgers!)

        1. re: jounipesonen

          Black Bear Diner at 6180 W. Tropicana Ave. serves homemade Italian sausage patties with eggs, Also served at the Bootlegger Bistro at 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

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      1. Has anyone been to Cafe Berlin on West Sunset? They aren't open for breakfast, but do have a wide variety of sausages (and schnitzels):

        1. Thanks re the Italian breakfast sausage - never ran into 'Italian' for breakfast but why not.

          But are you aware if this would be comparable to the Italian used with Sausage/Pepper/Onion 'wedgies-heroes-subs' - ?

          1. It would be nice to hear if there is any "Italian Sausage" available LV - the peppers/onions/hero type?

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            1. re: jounipesonen

              Rocco's Italian Deli on South Buffalo is a pretty good approximation of a Long Island Italian Deli. You can definitely find this kind of hero there:

              1. re: Dave Feldman

                yup - thanks - took a look at the website - that should do it - of course if anyone has any competing suggestions? :-)

                (bit closer to the strip might be good - I'd gladly go 30 mi but trying to get people who've never had the stuff to go - but if this place has the best quality then will use my best powers of persuasion)

                1. re: Dave Feldman

                  Dave, How about Roma Deli on Spring Mountain? I went there a couple of years ago, I think on your recommendation and had real Italian sausage sandwich. Good place with a good local vibe.

                  1. re: BlueOx

                    Hate to admit it but I've never been there, myself -- it was a tip passed on by a LV native who was hosting a bunch of Italians who insist on going to Roma every time they come to town.